The Enemy Within Me (2019)

Finnish title: VIHOLLINEN SISÄLLÄNI
English title: THE ENEMY WITHIN ME
EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARY, 06´40

Cutting and self-harming is a globally growing phenomenon among today’s youth. The pain releases endorphins, which increase pleasure and soothe the mind, one can quickly get hooked. But it´s possible to find a way out.

SYNOPSIS IN ENGLISH
Cutting is a globally growing phenomenon among today’s youth. Physical, concrete pain seems to ease the internal anxiety. One can look outwardly balanced and healthy yet experience deep anxiety and loneliness. They might see their own body as the only thing they can influence and control; the pain and blood from the incision may create a positive feeling of independence and existence. The pain releases endorphins, which increase pleasure and soothe the mind, you can quickly get hooked. But there is hope; it is possible to leave this dangerous, mind and body-damaging habit behind.

Milja Viita (Author), Milja Viita (Cinematographer), Veli Granö (Cinematographer) Manuele Atzeni (Music), Viljami Mehto (Music), Vilma Virtanen (Music), Milja Viita (Director), Milja Viita (Editor), Milja Viita (Script), Veli Granö (Sound Design), Pekka Uotila (Funder), Outi Rousu (Funder),  Erkko Lyytinen  (co-producer: YLE), Veli Granö (producer: Filemo)